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Manchester Day 2016 – EUREKA!

27 May 2016 - 09:20 by michelle.foster

Come and see over 2,000 performers and artists bring Manchester city centre to life in a fusion of colour, sound and movement on Sunday 19 June, 12pm - 6pm in Mnahcestre City Centre. This year’s theme, EUREKA! will take you on an adventure of wonder, invention and curiosity as Manchester celebrates its status as European City of Science 2016.

Get your inventive spirit at the ready and travel through time and space with Albot2, Manchester Day’s very own time-travelling robot. Expect to see colliding life-size atoms, dancers drawn down Deansgate by magnetic attraction and ancient Chinese inventors making sparks fly, while Archimedes contemplates the world from his bathtub.

Don’t miss the amazing parade, leaving Liverpool Road at 1pm before weaving its way through the city centre to finish in Exchange Square at approximately 2.30pm.

Be sure to explore Manchester’s squares, with incredible performances, street decorations and mouth-watering food and drink throughout the day. The Town Hall will also be home to The Brain Box – an interactive laboratory welcoming scientists from the city’s universities to conduct fascinating live experiments in front of the Manchester Day audience.

You’ve found it! A truly memorable day out for all the family, and it’s free too.

Keep up with the journey up until Manchester Day, 19 June – along with all the Manchester Day updates and news @manc_day. Follow the conversation #McrDay16

Brain Box – Part of Manchester Day 2016
An interactive labyrinth of invention and innovation
A science extravaganza that celebrates the wonders of the brain: explaining how it works, how it is studied, what can go wrong in our brains, and how this might be fixed. The Brain Box will be a unique opportunity to interact with scientists, clinicians, creative practitioners and artists at a bespoke event with playful, exciting and thought-provoking exhibits, displays and hands-on activities for all ages.

Volunteer for Manchester Day
Creative support leading up to the event (May and June 2016)
Volunteers are needed to help and build structures, make props and embellish costumes. It’s a great opportunity to work with established carnival artists and get an in-depth look behind the scenes of one of the city's biggest event of the summer. You can volunteer as little or as much time as you like, from a few hours to a few weeks.
If you’re particularly interested in helping out with Mas Camp, the dates are:
Mas Camp weekend 1: 10am-5pm on 28 and 29 May
Mas Camp weekend 2: 10am-5pm on 4 and 5 June

Volunteer roles on the day (Sunday 19 June 2016)
There are two ways you can get involved:
Communication support
The key part volunteers need to play is sharing the Manchester Day programme with the audience – this will involve giving out the free Manchester Day programmes and answering any queries people have about the day.
Volunteers for this role are needed from either:
9.30am-2.30pm or 11am-4pm on Sunday 19 June

Creative Support on the day of the parade
Volunteers are needed to help set up the parade at its start point in Manchester’s Castlefield area.
Volunteers for this role are needed from either:
9am-4pm or 10:30am-6pm on Sunday 19 June

For further information and to apply, see attached.

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